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Near term future consumer risks from successful malicious online activities look to grow

Despite what looks like a daily increase in the number of successful attempts to maliciously disrupt legitimate online activities, end consumers look more exposed, today, and for the near term future than ever before. Two factors contribute to this assessment: Read more ›

Frequency and intensity of successful malicious exploits of online data call for a pooling of information between impacted parties

When hackers obtain otherwise legitimate credentials to online sites and the data repositories they contain, the likelihood of success for their efforts to depart with data they do not own is much greater — perhaps unstoppable. Therefore it makes sense Read more ›

SaaS offers running in the cloud, with full featured client side apps, hit some marketing head winds

As of mid October, 2014, two recent well publicized online security events — one related to Dropbox, the other to SnapChat and an app named SnapSaved — illustrate cloud hosts attempting to distance themselves from app developers providing the SaaS Read more ›

No Technology Solutions on the Near Term Horizon for a Better Defense Against Online Hacking

ISVs with popular online computing offers (notably Apple, Google, and Microsoft) have each adopted and endorsed an “App” model. This writer has a lot of conceptual familiarity with Microsoft’s version of this approach. Microsoft has positioned its Office 2013 App Read more ›

Secure, Cloud SaaS Offers Require Closely Managed Two Step Verification Controls

As both the number and intensity of successful attempts to subvert popular cloud, SaaS offers increases, some prominent industry experts are calling for mandatory two-step verification procedures. But, if past history provides us with any reliable metrics on the usefulness Read more ›

Intel Raises Guidance, is it Safe to Say the PC Market is Revitalized?

On June 12, 2014, Intel® published a press release on its Investor Relations web site titled Intel Raises Second-Quarter and Full-Year Revenue and Gross Margin Expectations. The first sentence of the release specifically noted “stronger than expected demand for business Read more ›

Seventy Percent of the Small to Medium Size Business Market Apparently Remain Uncommitted to a Cloud Computing Strategy

On May 15, 2014, Microsoft’s Small Business Office Blog published a post written by Kirk Gregersen, a General Manager. In this post, titled Survey finds technology is critical for small business owners but many have yet to adopt cloud solutions, Read more ›

With Highly Publicized Online Security Concerns Subdued, Microsoft is Poised to Move Forward

The Mashable blog has published a few articles on the online security flaws plaguing Microsoft’s Windows XP O/S. In Internet Explorer Gets Its Security Patch, and So Does Windows XP, Lance Ulanoff announced Microsoft’s intention to issue patches on Thursday, Read more ›